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Questidore.. one who quests for truth

Prophecy Corner: Is it significant that President Obama in his first year as president visited Europe and told leaders there that they (as socialists) were the true leaders of the world. With the last 3 years running 1.4 trillion dollar deficits threatening to bankrupt the nation and devaluating the dollar, is the stage being set for the antichrist to arise out of the former Roman Empire (Europe) to propose a global economic solution (666)? Those who submit to that system will be doomed. (Daniel 9:26-27; Revelation 13:16-18;14:9-11).

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Just finished 22,013 miles on 23 Feb. 2013. 
Two and a half years later (August, 2015), I made my round-the-world distance (25,000) and have added a thousand. Great riding fun.


Hi. My name is Michael Patrick, ARS KI5CT (Handle- "Pat").
I built this site to share about my life and my quest for truth and eternity. I hope you also are on such a quest. Our life's sojourn is so brief and this universe so vast. Can one ant in the anthill touch God and gain immortality? According to the Bible, God is interested in the ants. He cared enough to send a Savior bridging the gap between His infinitude and our tininess. The Savior is His own Son, the "God-man" who visited this planet 2,000 years ago in fulfillment of Bible prophecies. He came as a Lamb, gentle to win men and die for their sins. He will return as a Lion who roars and takes a prey of this world for a kingdom of righteousness. This will be the climax of history according to Hebrew prophecy. His present purpose is to save whoever will look up and "bow the knee" to God. When the fullness of time arrives, evil shall be purged from the world through great tribulations.  Then the redemption of this world will be made complete. 
   The evidence for these truths are: 1) This planet of life unique in all the observable universe; it's design is God's handiwork. Life is not the product of accident (evolution), God is its Author. 2) the unique prophetic revelation of the Bible; God's Word to rational men. Its prophecies are unique in all the literature of man.. verifying its claim to be authored by God (Who used "inspired" human instruments) to communicate His purpose and reveal the "end from the beginning."
   Men too are an evidence finding themselves unique in the realm of creatures. Made in the image of God,  they are self-conscious and rational (I think, therefore I am).. yet lost knowing neither their purpose nor destiny?  God gives the answers by His Word and will hold His rational "images" responsible for recovering lost purpose and honoring His revelation. When morally lost and sinful men die, they are called "to account" for the gift they had of life. If that life was squandered upon foolish lusts in rejection of God's purpose, they will be banished from God's presence forever. If they turn away from their conscience and the evidence, they will be found guilty of mocking God's mercy and truth. God offers man redemption and spiritual fulfillment. He leads us to know a spiritually abundant life that practices love to neighbor.
   But all will be missed when ego (selfishness)rules while satisfaction eludes. When the soul is denied, it finally dies.    
--For what purpose is your life?  are you lost?-- 
Be certain of this; our days are like grains of sand in the hourglass. They flow away. Time is running.. out. You're like me.. an ant.  A tiny animated speck of life that seems destined to die in a measureless, meaningless (?) universe? Or could you be missing the meaning?
   Walk in the darkness tonight and graze up at the stars.  Ask again the ultimate question:   "Why am I?" 
Then open a Bible and read God's answer.

 

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Favorite Band or Musician: Vangelis
Favorite TV show: Nova
Favorite movie: Bladerunner
Favorite book: Bible
Favorite sports team: Ole Miss
Favorite food: Sea food

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Building bents, riding bents, ham radio, reading, writing, questing

Most Admired

Jesus the Messiah

  

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Truthiness?
"Pilate therefore said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears My voice."
Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no guilt in Him."
--John 18:37-38

What is truth? That is probably the most debated and critical question of history and of a personal life. While "what you believe" may profoundly affect how you live, the ultimate issue is "what is true?"
For instance, if you believe in God and trust that his name is Allah and that his prophet is Mohammed, you will believe in the Koran and may literally obey Mohammed's command: "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them&..; besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.." (Surah 9:5). You may seek salvation by jihad, as the terrorists around the world who perpetuate Islam's violent history.
If you believe the evidence and testimony of the Bible and receive Jesus as the prophesied Messiah, you will seek to obey His command to "Preach the gospel (good news) to every creature" gaining forgiveness and love (Mark 16:15). Obviously, what you believe, or don't believe, profoundly affects how you live, but "what is true" will prove infinitely more critical when fates and fools are judged.
Today, truth continues to be debated and satirized. "Truthiness" is a new term that I heard the other day, popularized by a modern comedian named Stephen Colbert and has been declared by Merriam-Webster to be 2006's word of the year. It mockingly means what someone declares is truth instinctively, intuitively as "from the gut" rather than according to fact; a tongue in cheek reference to relative "truth." That is "something which is true" for me, but not necessarily for you. For instance, I say okra is great, I grew up eating it.. but you say, "not great to me!" That's truth watered down to relativity. But real truth, absolute truth is valid regardless of what you feel or whether you believe it. In math, 2+2=4 and never equals 5 or 3 or whatever you feel. Math is an absolute truth and you falsely believe otherwise only to your peril. Gravity works (absolute truth) and if you walk off that cliff believing otherwise, you'll still be just as dead. For truth stems from God.
Regardless of what you believe, the Bible says there is moral consequence for sin (Matthew 25:46). God even gave you an intuitive sense called a conscious warning you. Instinctively you feel guilt when you cheat your neighbor or kick your dog. You know injustice. Are you confident that your injustices will escape His rectitude? You better beware. Truth unlike "truthiness" is absolute, stemming from God who is its eternal Author.
While truth is one, there can be a thousand lies or errors leading to death (Matthew 7:13-14). Have you weighted all the evidence? Truth stood before Pilate but He washed His hands of the innocent blood. You need forgiveness. Will you also be lost? (1 Peter 1:18-19; John 14:6)















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